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A Phenomenological Study Examining African American Parent Involvement Towards Student Academic Achievement: Implications for School Counselors
Natalie F. Spencer, Marc A. Grimmett, and Hassiem A. Kambui
The purpose of this phenomenological study was to understand the experiences of parents of high achieving African American students and their child or children’s academic achievement. Qualitative techniques were selected because they provide rich and authentic detail that can only come from personal parental experiences and feelings. This study adds to the current literature about parents and African American student academic achievement by acknowledging the experiences of the parents as stakeholders.
Keywords: African American academic achievement, parents, education, students